[Pdns-users] control socket name in virtual instance

Thomas Mieslinger miesi at mail.com
Fri Jan 21 06:06:11 UTC 2022

I changed the systemd unit pdns at .service to

ExecStart=/usr/sbin/pdns_server --socket-dir=%t/pdns-%i
--config-dir=/etc/pdns/%i --config-name=%i --guardian=no --daemon=no
--disable-syslog --log-timestamp=no --write-pid=no

Then pdns at INTERNO would read the startup configuration from
/etc/pdns/INTERNO/pdns-INTERNO.conf, socket would be

set aliases

alias pdnsutil_INTERNO='pdnsutil --config-dir=/etc/pdns/INTERNO

alias pdns_control_INTERNO='pdns_control
--socket-dir=/var/run/pdns-INTERNO --config-dir=/etc/pdns/INTERNO

I prefer to have all files of a pdns instance in a subdirectory instead
of the softwares default to store all files in /etc/pdns and try to do
instance prefixed config files.

Am 21.01.22 um 02:49 schrieb Mark Moseley via Pdns-users:
> On Thu, Jan 20, 2022 at 4:23 PM Mariano Absatz - el Baby via Pdns-users
> <pdns-users at mailman.powerdns.com
> <mailto:pdns-users at mailman.powerdns.com>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     I'm using pdns 4.5.2 under Debian 11.
>     I configured 2 virtual instances of pdns following the instructions
>     in
>     https://doc.powerdns.com/authoritative/guides/virtual-instances.html
>     <https://doc.powerdns.com/authoritative/guides/virtual-instances.html>
>     One is called "EXTERNO" and the other "INTERNO", with configurations
>     in /etc/powerdns/pdns-EXTERNO.conf and /etc/powerdns/pdns-INTERNO.conf
>     Now I'd like to try pdns_control on the same host.
>     The problem I have is that the socket for the "EXTERNO" instance is
>     /var/run/pdns-EXTERNO/pdns*-EXTERNO*.controlsocket and the socket
>     for the "INTERNO" instance is
>     /var/run/pdns-INTERNO/pdns*-INTERNO*.controlsocket
>     However, if I try to use the pdns_control command, it only has a
>     --socket-dir option, but no --socket-name option, and it assumes the
>     socket name is /always/ pdns.controlsocket.
>     I can't find either a socket-name (or equivalent) option for the
>     configuration file.
>     Here's an example:
>     $ pdns_control --socket-dir=/var/run/pdns-EXTERNO current-config
>     Fatal error: Unable to connect to remote '/var/run/pdns-EXTERNO/pdns.controlsocket': No such file or directory
>     $ ls -l /var/run/pdns-EXTERNO
>     total 0
>     srwxr-xr-x 1 pdns pdns 0 Jan 20 20:59 pdns-EXTERNO.controlsocket
>     Try the --config-name option, i.e. --config-name=EXTERNO
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